Margaret brought this to my attention, which made me start thinking about day-seizing. Thursday, perhaps. I got out my "Winter 2010 Schedule" Word document and figured that I could spare Thursday afternoons and evenings between 12 and 8 for wild shenanigannism and hijinks.* I started making a list in my planner of things I was to seize from my diem: peaks I haven't hiked, pedicures I haven't gotten, and a lot of International Cinema I've missed. This year I'll do the things I want.
Then I started thinking about the things I've done this year. I've pretty much been doing what I want all along. I have this year
...kayaked in the Potomac around Roosevelt Island,
...spent a few days in Tempe with Jen and Paul on a whim (And went to the No Doubt concert while there),
...went to a Gogol Bordello concert with Jen and Linsey,
...gone to Disneyland for my birthday--and on a a school day too!
...been ice skating, played racquetball, took a Hip Hop Hustle aerobics class, and learned to play tennis,
...invented an imaginary roommate, outfitted her room and pranked Heather for more than 2 weeks into thinking "Amber Cox" was real, and then
...adopted a "memorial flowerbed" on Center Street in honor of aforementioned fake roommate,
...doorbell-ditched a lot of cookies, flowers and soup at my neighbors' houses,
...went caroling along the street and at the widows/widowers in my ward (with treats, too!),
...took a run down to the cemetery on Halloween day--in costume,
...held a talent show at the Old Folks' Home wherein I participated in several talents, including a Coke-bottle choir,
... went to a Pilgrim Feast on Thanksgiving and a cabin retreat for Christmas (thanks Mom!)
...wrote a novel and
... bought a new,shiny, superlight laptop.
On the flip side I still have my peer review research, RMMLA paper, thesis and Dr. Wimmer's project to do. So may its time I stop gathering rosebuds and make sure that I'm getting the haymaking done.